& so it begins… 2019 line-up Announced

 The Horse is with you!

This December, ‘The Horse’ will be with the 10th Anniversary edition of the world-famous madcap London Pantomime Horse Race, with a day, dedicated to all things Star Wars and raising money for ‘ Help Rosie Walk’ , ‘Make a Wish UK Foundation’  plus ‘Harpenden Riding for the Disabled (RDA)’ & ‘The Running Charity’.

Please show your support by backing a team horse entry and help us raise lots of money for charity this year with our 2019 STAR WARS ‘BackANag’ fundraising challenge.                     

Visit www.pantohorserace.org/back-a-nag-2019_race_entries/ for details.

RACE DAY 2019 

The Pre-Race Ceremony – 11:30 am -Free Entry 
Before the race sets off at 1 pm, the public will be treated to a Star Wars-themed ‘Pre-Race Ceremony’ live show at Devonport House, King William Walk,
Featuring special guests (TBA in November), spectacularly silly star wars themed panto-horse dance-off contest known to many as ‘Strictly Neigh Dancing’.

The Free public open-air show will also feature an exclusive appearance from the galactic singing songstress calling herself …‘Princess Leia’, who will be performing her (soon to be) universal hit song ‘Don’t mess with this Princess’.

The London Humanist Choir’ will also be exclusively performing at the pre-race show with an alternative medley of specially arranged classics hits & of course, a specially written Star Wars parody song. Not to be missed! ,

& That’s not all .. We are delighted to announce a very special appearance from the 501st UK Garrison, who will be bringing along a big battalion of Stormtroopers along with a team of Jedi, Droids plus possibly a couple of Imperial Scout Troopers on Speederbikes. We can also confirm an appearance by the legendary… Dark Helmet. You have been warned.
It’s going to a magic sight, not to be missed!

The LondonPantomimeHorse Race: 1 pm (Public Street Race)

Route: King William Walk, Nevada Street, Burney Street, Royal Hill 

Over 30 Panto horses, all whom will be dressed in the style of characters from the long-running saga, will be taking on an intergalactic 6 (pub) pit-stop race route, along the streets of Greenwich. Obstacles along their path may include the odd asteroid belt or two, plus the obligatory ‘Death Star’ Space-Hoppers, that the best 5 competing ‘Horses’ must all ride in their quest to be the first to the finish line.

The After-Race Show  – 3:30 pm: The Hill – 89 Royal Hill, SE10 8SE  ( Full Line-up TBA ) 
Once the race has reached its climactic finale over in Royal Hill, Greenwich, organisers will be throwing the doors open to a special 10th anniversary ‘after-race’ show, featuring live music from the UK’s leading ‘U2 Tribute’ act U2 Tribe , plus a very special surprise guest singer, will be appearing along with other special guests. A special charity auction in aid of ‘Help Rosie Walk’ will also be taking place. Full details to be announced in November.  e
mail [email protected] for reservation guest list

London – Chicago – All in one day! 
Organisers this year have also gone one step further with an additional panto horse race that will be taking place on the very same day over in America. The Chicago Pantomime Horse Race will make its debut in Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois and is in aid of ‘Make A Wish Illinois’ .

The U.S race will be the first-ever such panto horse race to be staged in America. To make matters even more interesting, long-running event organiser, Mark Biddiss, will be personally appearing at both London & Chicago events on the same day, in what is being described as the panto horse race event version of ‘Live Aid’ (when singer Phil Collins performed in both London and Philadelphia on the same day.)

Fundraising challenge for Greenwich based 6-year-old Rosie – Help Rosie Walk
Race Teams from the London Race are hoping to raise over £50,000 for ‘Help Rosie Walk’, a charity set up to raise funds for 6-year-old Rosie, from Greenwich, London who has Spastic Diplegia – Cerebral Palsy and urgently needs a life-changing operation to help her walk for the very first time.  We are calling on the public to get behind this vital fundraising campaign. 

Read more: www.pantohorserace.org/help-rosie-walk-fundraising-campaign/

BACK-A-NAG for Rosie: To back a team panto-Horse raising money for Rosie, please visit www.pantohorserace.org/back-a-nag-2019_race_entries  & follow the step by step instructions. 

Donate: Alternatively, you can make a direct donation via JustGiving:   www.justgiving.com/fundraising/help-rosie-walk-the-london-pantomime-horse-race    

Additional fundraising 

The event’s other main benefiting charity this year is ‘Make a Wish UK Foundation’. The charity provides an essential role for critically ill children by granting amazing wishes for them, which has such a positive impact for them.  

Learn more: www.pantohorserace.org/make-a-wish-foundation-uk/ 

Other charities involved this year include ‘Harpenden Riding for the Disabled’ (RDA) and ‘The Running Charity’. 

To back a team panto-Horse raising money for Make a Wish UK, RDA or the Running Charity, then please visit www.pantohorserace.org/back-a-nag-2019_race_entries  & follow the step by step instructions. 

This year promises to be a very special year with many big surprises lined up on the day for London and Chicago events. May the Horse be with you!

Visit www.pantohorserace.org & www.chicagopantohorserace.org for 2019‘Race-Day’ for updated event information. 


Enquiries: email [email protected]


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